The First Week Numbers for Eminem’s ‘Revival’ Are In

Eminem earned his eighth consecutive No. 1 debut after Nielsen confirmed Revival sold 267,000 equivalent album units during its initial week of release. The Shady brand is apparently still strong at retail, as Billboard reports 197,000 of the aforementioned 267,000 album units were traditional album sales. Per Billboard’s “multi-metric consumption” rule, that would leave 70,000 units comprised of from either track equivalent sales or digital streams.

Billboard noted that while Jay Z, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones also have eight No. 1 albums, no other artist has eight No. 1 chart entries in a row.

The updated figures give Eminem the third-largest sales week in hip-hop behind Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. and Drake’s More Life.

Marshall Mathers’ ascension to the top of the charts naturally means the previous leader has been dethroned. As such, Taylor Swift now occupies the second position, after Reputation racked up another 133,000 in sales last week and currently sits just shy of double platinum status.

The Beautiful & Damned by G-Eazy is the country’s third best-selling album, largely powered by the Cardi B and ASAP Rocky collaboration “No Limit.”

Ed Sheeran continues to flex sales appeal from across the pond as ÷ (Divide) boasts sales of 90,000 units to claim the fourth spot on the top albums chart.

Elsewhere, Jeezy’s Pressure gives Da Snowman his ninth album to hit Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. Jeezy’s latest joins the top 10 thanks to 72,000 album equivalent units sold with traditional sales accounting for 54,000.

“The rapper has yet to miss the top 10 with a charting album, stretching back to his debut on the list, 2005’s Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, which peaked at No. 2,” noted Billboard. “Among his nine top 10s are three No. 1s: The Inspiration (2006), The Recession (2008) and Trap or Die 3 (2016).”

You can read the full top 10 report via Billboard. And read our 2017 cover story on Em here.

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Things Got Awkward When Cardi B Was Asked About Nicki Minaj on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Fresh off Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Thursday night but without her gorgeous ball gown, Cardi B visited The Breakfast Club this morning to talk about her quick rise to fame, her boyfriend Offset, and more. The most interesting part of the interview was when Cardi was asked to address the rumors that she has an issue with Nicki Minaj.

After Charlamagne tha God​ and Envy both continued to ask her about Nicki and refused to take her deflections as an answer, Cardi said, “We just conversated man. And that's it.” Her entire demeanor changed as soon as she realized she had to answer the question, and she responded to it as though she wanted to avoid the topic altogether. To be honest, we can’t blame her—it seems like people just won’t stop trying to connect what she says to Nicki, no matter what either of them say.

Many have chalked up one of Cardi's lines on G-Eazy’s “No Limit”—namely, “Can you stop with all the subs?/Bitch, I ain’t Jared”— as a dig directed at Minaj.

Cardi brushed off the idea that the line on “No Limit” was aimed at Minaj, and added that she still lives in the Bronx and “people don’t understand that I got beef with 10 bitches in the hood, and I still be in the hood.”

Charlamagne then got straight to the point and asked her point blank if she and Nicki have beef. Cardi just shook her head before breaking out in her characteristic laugh and saying, “She ain’t never fuck my man!”

The main takeaway is that if we are to believe Cardi, there is no beef, but we probably shouldn't expect her to give any more details soon. You can watch the rest of her interview up top or just the Nicki Minaj segments in the video below. 

 

#CardiB talks#NickiMinaj #sommore, her ex, and more (via @breakfastclubam @power1051) (swipe)

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Your EDM Premiere: Original Sin – While You Wait [Elevate Audio]

The legend behind some of the heaviest-hitting jump up drum and bass in existence has returned with one of 2017’s largest tunes to date. Jump up pioneer Original Sin is known for many things in his extensive catalogue, such as his timeless classics “Mad World”, “No Limit” and “Therapy”. In a singular, upward, tear-out motion, the mastermind award-winning DJ/producer has contributed yet another monumental production that’s sure to flow directly from distribution into your “Must Play” category.

Known for his versatility and expertise in any and all styles of drum and bass, the man himself shows no mercy just after his release on Viper Recordings. This one starts off with a transcending tension of euphoric movement. It fades to grey, as the bass line flickers in like an impending hurricane of sound. As the drop melts through, fans of all sub genres of drum and bass will find themselves doing the “bedroom skank” to this excellent new tune.

This ginormous bit is one of four, with the other contributing artists featured consisting of FrictionKiller Hertz and Dope Skillz.

You can purchase the entire release here.

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Source: Your EDM Premiere: Original Sin – While You Wait [Elevate Audio]